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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) complications
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Complications could include:

  • High blood pressure itself usually causes no symptoms, so it is easy to ignore. Left untreated, however, it can quietly damage your body for years. Eventually, it can lead to serious complications, such as heart attack, heart failure, stroke, kidn...
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  • Diuretics (water pills) help increase the loss of water and salt from the body. Learn more, including types, examples, side effects, and risks.
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  • There are many tests available to diagnose arrhythmias. Read more on how these tests work.
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  • An arrhythmia occurs when electrical impulses, which direct and regulate heartbeats, don't function properly. Heart arrhythmias are common and usually harmless.
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  • Drugs that treat arrhythmias come in many forms. Learn what they are, what they do, and how they work.
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  • An abnormal heart rhythm is when your heart beats too fast, slow, or irregularly. This is also called an arrhythmia. Within the heart is a complex system of valves, nodes, and chambers that control how and when the blood is pumped.
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  • Heart disease is a broad term that covers many heart-related problems and conditions, including coronary artery disease, arrhythmia, atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries), heart infections, congenital heart defects, and others.
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  • All types of heart disease share common traits and have key differences. Learn about the different types, including coronary, ischemic, and congenital.
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  • A collapse of the lung occurs when air from the lung leaks into the chest cavity. Find out more about a collapsed lung, including symptoms and treatment.
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  • Pneumothorax, or collapsed lung, occurs when air is trapped in the space around your lungs. Learn about the types of pneumothorax and the treatment for it.
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